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Lessons In Truth - Lesson 2 - Annotation 4

Lessons In Truth - Lesson 2 - Annotation 4

What is love in Divine Mind? How does it manifest in man, and throughout all creation?

4. In Divine Mind love "is the idea of universal unity" (Charles Fillmore Christian Healing 130). In the first lesson of this course love is defined as the "attracting, harmonizing, unifying, equalizing, binding idea in Divine Mind." The ability to express love is part of our divine heritage as sons of God. Because love is an idea in Divine Mind, it is a spiritual power that joins and binds in perfect harmony the universe and everything in it. "God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him" (I John 4:16).

In the lower kingdoms we see this idea of love in manifestation as attraction, magnetism, order, harmony, and the like. When love is expressed through man we see it as devoted service, kindness, unselfishness, tender compassion, friendly co-operation, good will. Love attains its final goal when it is expressed in the same manner that Jesus Christ expressed it throughout His ministry. He gave to us these two "love commandments" to guide our life:

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind . . .

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" (Matt. 22:37, 39).

Preceding Entry: Is God a person? Explain.
Following Entry: What do we mean when we say, "God is wisdom"? What is intelligence in Divine Mind? How does intelligence manifest in man, and in the rest of creation?